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ICUJP Friday Forum
February 2nd, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific  

When teaching the truth about Israel and Palestine is challenged

Event Description: Consultants and Leadership Team members The Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute are being brought to court (along with UTLA) because their curriculum includes discussion and analysis of the Israel/Palestinian conflict. Join us as we discuss this silencing of educators and how we can support unbiased public school curriculum.

The Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute (LESMCC) believes that by centering the stories and histories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), we are working to eradicate all forms of discrimination, including anti-Semitism. The inclusion of Arab American and Palestinian American communities teaches a critical understanding of the histories, lived experiences, and social struggles of these marginalized communities. 

Join the conversation with our speakers:

Guadalupe Cardona has been an Ethnic Studies, Social Studies and Theatre educator for 23 years. She is dedicated to developing critical curriculum and culturally relevant artivism to transform the world by fusing community cultural knowledge with a focus on autobiographical counter-narrative.

Guadalupe is chair of the Association of Raza Educators (LA), co-founder of XOCHITL LA, member of Ethnic Studies Now Coalition, and founding member of the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition.

Theresa Montaño, a grassroots community activist in the Chicanx community, was the co-chair of Southern California Latinos for Jackson. She was the coordinator for the JJ'88 campaign in East Los Angeles, etc. and helped secure the 25th Congressional District for Jesse Jackson. Currently, Theresa is a Professor of Chicano/a Studies with an emphasis in education at CSU-Northridge.

Dr. Montaño has more than 40 years in public education, she taught for 15 years K12 schools before moving into higher education. Montaño is the former CTA Vice President and currently coordinates the public education work for the California Faculty Association (CFA, an SEIU affiliate), where she chairs the teacher education caucus. She has been recently appointed to a seat on the Los Angeles County Office Board of Education.

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7:30 - 7:35  Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45  Welcome and introductions 
7:45 - 7:50  Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15  Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20  Announcements
9:20 - 9:30  Closing circle and prayer

Start your morning with us! 

Facilitator: Carolfrances Likins
Reflector: Phil Way

** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **

Here's how to join the online meeting:

To join by video conference, you'll need to download the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device. Click on the link to join the meeting and then enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You'll be able to see slides and video, as well as speakers and other attendees.

If you prefer to join by phone, you'll be prompted to enter the Meeting ID number and passcode. You won't be able to see the visuals or attendees, but you can view them on the meeting video recording afterward. 

If you're new to Zoom and would like to use the video option, we recommend you download the app well ahead of time.

ICUJP Friday Forum 02/04/24
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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To raise hand: *9

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Premiering the new documentary, "Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now!"

Along with NRCAT (National Religious Campaign Against Torture) and director Robert Corsini, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace have put together a thirty-minute documentary outlining some of the many abuses of the prisoners at the facility, including interviews with past detainees. "Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now!" outlines our work in bringing to light a stain on this country that most people would like to forget, or in many cases don't even realize is still happening.

"Honor Bound: Close Guantanamo Now"

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